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How to Apply

Application is through a single admission process via UCAS for all Post Graduate Teacher education and Training.


To apply for the School Direct programme you will need to complete the online application process on the UCAS website. Click here to start the process. 


UCAS has a guide on 'how to apply for teacher training in four steps' which can be accessed here.


The site opens on 13th October 2020 for 2021/22 places.


From this time, we will begin accepting applications and our selection process will be ongoing until we either fill our places or until the apply button is removed from the application process on the UCAS School Direct website. Details of interview dates will be communicated to applicants in due course.  We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible.


Blackpool CE Primary School is our Lead school . This does not mean that you will necessarily be working at Blackpool so please do not contact them directly regarding queries or entry applications.


Once submitted, your application is ‘held’ by UCAS until your referees have submitted their references.  Once they have done this, your application is forwarded to us and we will consider whether to offer you an interview or not.  We will do this within 40 working days.




You will be asked to supply 2 references. These should be from professional referees.


One from your current employer if working (or last employer if not) and a school experience reference if applicable.

Academic references if applicable within the last 3 years.


You must be able to supply hard copies of references at interview if requested and you will need to provide original certification regarding numeracy, literacy and any degree (s) if awarded.


If you’ve been successfully invited to interview you’ll come along to one of our Partnership Schools and spend the day with us. There will be an introduction about what we offer and there will be an opportunity for us to observe you interact with children and also with your peers. There will also be a written literacy and numeracy test alongside a formal interview

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